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Photo @tbfrost | Words @paulrosolie
Snakes posses a hypnotic and enchanting power in our minds and a singular place in human mythology; from the Garden of Eden, to the Rod of Asclepius, to the great creators of Amazonian Rivers. There is perhaps no other creature that inspires such universal fear and awe – or is so widely misunderstood. Advances in our understanding of animal intelligence continue to pour in – but are usually focused on animals to which we can easily relate – whales, cats, canines, and primates. This photo of a Northern Water Snake is part of a long term series that seeks to explore a more mysterious corner of the ontological debate – moments of mutual trust between scales and skin, snakes and humans. Though it is easy to forget from the climate controlled perch of a tall building – we are the children of ecosystems, and even the small and forgotten creatures we share this planet with deserve our understanding and compassion.
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